'THE GREAT COMET OF 1812' to Pair Tolstoy With Tea For Matinee Performances, Beg. 10/30
Come spend an elegant afternoon sipping tea with Tolstoy's young lovers and the most illuminating musical in town at Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue). Beginning Wednesday, October 30th, all matinee performances of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will host a Russian High Tea, complete with tea service and complimentary pastries. Matinee performances take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm, and on Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are available now at Telecharge.com.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is now playing in the Broadway Theater District, on West 45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue, for a limited run through Monday, December 30th. Since its first production at Ars Nova in the fall of 2012, the show has become a sensation, meriting expansion this summer to a 199 seat pop-up supper club built specifically for the production in the Meatpacking District. After playing to packed houses since May, producers Howard & Janet Kagan brought Dave Malloy's acclaimed electropop opera and its opulent custom venue - Kazino - to the heart of the theater district.
Tickets are now on sale through Telecharge.com. NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 will run through December 30th at its new location. Tickets are priced at $125 with prime and premium seating available for $175 and $237.50, respectively. The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesdays at 8, Wednesdays at 2:30 and 8, Thursdays at 8, Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 2:30 and 8, and Sundays at 3. At evening performances, audiences receive an assortment of Russian snacks at their tables, including the show's signature pierogies. At matinee performances, audiences are treated to a Russian High Tea, complete with tea service and pastries.
The cast of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 includes: David Abeles as 'Pierre,' Brittain Ashford as 'Sonya,' Blake DeLong as 'Bolkonsky/Andrey,' Amber Gray as 'Hélène,' Nick Choksi as 'Dolokhov', Grace McLean as 'Marya D.,' Ashkon Davaran as 'Balaga,' Phillipa Soo as 'Natasha,' Lucas Steele as 'Anatole.' and Shaina Taub as 'Princess Mary.' The cast also features Catherine Brookman, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Lulu Fall, Luke Holloway, Azudi Onyejekwe, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 has been showered with rave reviews and a host of accolades, including the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, a Special Citation from the OBIE Awards, five Drama Desk Award Nominations (Outstanding New Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Costume Design), two Drama League Award nominations (Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Performance - Phillipa Soo), a Henry Hewes Design Award (for scenic design by Mimi Lien), and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Outstanding New Musical.